Gluten-Free Quinoa Bites

Updated: March 14, 2019

Packed with bone building vitamins and minerals

You don’t have to be a vegetarian to love these appetizers! These gluten-free quinoa bites are a great nutritious appetizer that can be made for a large gathering with friends, or a more quaint dinner with your loved one. The main ingredient, quinoa, was unfamiliar to many but the interest in quinoa has increased dramatically in recent years. Quinoa is a great source of the omega-3 fatty acids (which most commonly found in plants), vitamin E, protein, magnesium and phosphorous. [1] Most grains are considered to be inadequate protein sources – but not quinoa! Quinoa is a complete protein source that boasts many phytonutrients too!

Packed with bone building vitamins and minerals

Gluten-Free Quinoa Bites

Start cooking these tasty gluten-free quinoa bites today and let me know what you think!
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 24 servings
Calories 48 kcal


  • 1 cup quinoa uncooked
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 2 tsp garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil chopped (or 2 tablespoons dried)
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes diced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • Pizza sauce for dipping


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place the quinoa and two cups of water in a covered pot. Bring to boil and then simmer for 20 minutes or until quinoa is tender.
  • Mix together all ingredients, except pizza sauce, in a medium mixing bowl.
  • Distribute mixture into a greased mini muffin tin, filling each cup to the top (one heaping tablespoon each), and press down gently to compact.
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from the pan
  • Serve warm with sauce for dipping.


Calories: 48kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 2gFat: 1gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 85mgPotassium: 60mgVitamin A: 145IUVitamin C: 0.9mgCalcium: 32mgIron: 0.5mg
Keyword gluten-free, quinoa, vegetarian
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